listen carefully 0517

 

Step1: Read the article as it is.

    空欄のままで読んでください。

   

[The following is a radio ad.]  If you like excitement, we've got an adventure for you.  It's white-water rafting like you've never seen it!  Instead of (a)_______ in an inflatable raft, you'll be standing on logs.  It sounds crazy because it is!  This adventure ride was inspired by an over (b)_______-year-old tradition of transporting lumber down the Kitayama River.  In the old days, after trees were felled and cut into logs, seven or eight of these logs were (c)_______ together into rafts.  These rafts were then tied together to form long (d)_______-like rafts, and then they were guided down the river. The pilots stood on top of the rafts and used (e)_______ oars to guide them to their destination.  It was as dangerous as it sounds!  In the 1970s, this adventure ride became available for tourists.  Of course in the tourist version, the rafts have handrails, and riders are made to (f)_______ life jackets.  Rafting season lasts from May to September, and you can make a reservation as early as April 1st.  The price is ¥6,000 per adult and ¥3,000 per child. Kids must be (g)_______ or over to ride.  If you'd like to give it a try, visit kumano-travel.com to make a reservation online. 

 

VOCABULARY 

  lumber = 材木  

fell a tree = 木を伐採する

oar = 櫂, オール

 

Step 2: Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks with the words you hear.

オーディオを聞いて、空欄に入る語句を考えましょう。

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Step 3: Check your answers.

答えをチェックしてください。

 

[The following is a radio ad.]  If you like excitement, we've got an adventure for you.  It's white-water rafting like you've never seen it!  Instead of (a)riding in an inflatable raft, you'll be standing on logs.  It sounds crazy because it is!  This adventure ride was inspired by an over (b)600-year-old tradition of transporting lumber down the Kitayama River.  In the old days, after trees were felled and cut into logs, seven or eight of these logs were (c)tied together into rafts.  These rafts were then tied together to form long (d)snake-like rafts, and then they were guided down the river. The pilots stood on top of the rafts and used (e)wooden oars to guide them to their destination.  It was as dangerous as it sounds!  In the 1970s, this adventure ride became available for tourists.  Of course in the tourist version, the rafts have handrails, and riders are made to (f)wear life jackets.  Rafting season lasts from May to September, and you can make a reservation as early as April 1st.  The price is ¥6,000 per adult and ¥3,000 per child. Kids must be (g)ten or over to ride.  If you'd like to give it a try, visit kumano-travel.com to make a reservation online. 

 

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